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Re: transparencies/postcards

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Cynthia McKeon (dpwstory)
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 19:01:55 -0400


>Anyone have a source for color transparencies of artwork (instead of slides
>or prints)? I do much better with them instead of slides, and I can put
>another transparency on top and write/draw over them. I've pulled
>some out of a Social Studies teacher's guide, but would love to have more.
>I have some books of postcards on artists/styles..., does anyone know of a
>source for more?
>Thanks,
>Ellen

Hi Ellen!

Have you tried having images color copied onto clear acetate? I did this
awhile back, and liked the results. I do not think that the density of
color will be there, but its worth a try to see how you like the results.
Staples (an office supply chain in the North East) does them quite
reasonably, and will copy each image once for teaching purposes.

Also, do you have a computer in your classroom? The student version of
Fractal Painter, Dabbler II, has onionskin capabilities - if you have
access to a scanner, you could import the image which you want to discuss,
put a piece of digital onionskin over and do your drawing on top of that.
You will still see the original image as you draw. (Dabbler II costs about
$45 on special).

By the way, thanks. Your question has given me food for thought.

Cynthia